Criminal Smuggling in Turkey

Drug trafficking in Turkey generated $1.7 Billion in 2010, according to a report by the Istanbul Chamber of Public Accountants and Financial Advisers. Human smugglers in Turkey made $440 Million moving illegal migrants out of the country, and the bootlegging of alcohol on the black market brought in $60 Million.

Seizures of Cigarettes and Alcohol in Turkey in 2010

959,486 packs of smuggled cigarettes were found in Turkey in 2010, an increase of almost 50 percent from the 448,092 packs found in 2009. 38,219 bottles of smuggled alcohol were discovered in 2010, an increase of 63 percent from the 23,459 bottles discovered in 2009. There was also an increase of counterfeit alcohol bottles in… Continue reading Seizures of Cigarettes and Alcohol in Turkey in 2010